UA Dance Company performing works by two guest choreographers


The University of Akron Dance Company presents its Spring 2012 Dance Concerts March 29 and 30 at 8 p.m. in E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall, 198 Hill St., on the UA campus. The guest choreographers are Tom Evert, co-artistic director of DANCEVERT, and Steven McMahon of Ballet Memphis.

Evert’s "all and All" features contemporary dance set to music by Joe Galdo and Frank Natale. McMahon has choreographed a ballet piece set to music by Dustin O’Halloran called "Untitled (The Gift)."

Also featured are two modern pieces by UA dance faculty choreographers. Robin Prichard has choreographed her "Cracks" to the music of Clint Mansell and Michael Giacchino. Tom Smith has choreographed his "Insectus Metamorphosis" to music by George Crumb and Philip Glass.

The performers are students from The University of Akron's nationally acclaimed Dance Program, as well as students from the UA Dance Institute, a pre-professional dance education center for children ages 3 through 17 and adults.

Tickets are available in advance from the Thomas Hall Ticket Office at 330-972-7570 and at the door as long as seats are available. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $10 for seniors and UA faculty/staff/alumni, and $6 for students. Visit UA Events to learn more.

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